Letter from Our President

President's Message

Gary W. Goldstein, MDThe development of language skills is an integral part of a child's ability to forge bonds with others. But between 10 and 30 percent of children develop speech and/or language delays. Left untreated, these delays can compromise a child's social, academic and behavioral skills. But when these delays are identified early and proper interventions are applied, children can make remarkable progress.

President's Message

Gary W. Goldstein, MDSpring is a time for growth and maturity. With love, patience and ample nurturing, children with special needs can fulfill their possibility. At Kennedy Krieger Institute, the seeds for success are planted all year around, so that children may bloom into self-assured, self-loving individuals.

President's Message

Gary W. Goldstein, MDBy this time of year, college students have received results on class exams, and those who until now had kept up with their peers despite undetected learning disabilities are having serious difficulties. It's a scenario that plays out more than you think and Kennedy Krieger's College Clinic, a division of the Center for Development and Learning, was developed with these students in mind.

Letter From Our President

Gary W. Goldstein, MDWhen someone you love lives through a horrific accident, the first impulse is to rejoice in their survival. But often, the immediate aftermath of an accident is just the first step in a long, sometimes arduous journey to recovery. Some elements of their "previous" life may return, but others are often changed irrevocably. That's been the case for the Frost family.

President's Message

Gary W. Goldstein, MDIn June, Kennedy Krieger Institute's Career and Technology Center graduated its largest class of students yet 17 young men and women, who despite enormous personal challenges, are looking forward to bright futures ahead. Several of these students will go on to further their educations; the majority of the others will enter a tight job market armed with a competitive advantage: industry recognized certifications.

Letter from our President

Gary W. Goldstein, MDParents of children with autism, intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities face a host of challenges in providing their children with the best life possible. In some cases, simply keeping their children safe is a constant battle.

Letter From Our President

Gary W. Goldstein, MDWith the holiday season fast approaching, I hope you and all of your loved ones are preparing for festive gatherings, full of family togetherness and hope for the New Year. Of course, in many of our families, food plays a central role in our enjoyment of these holiday traditions few celebrations are complete without experiencing the slight discomfort of consuming one dessert too many.

Letter from our President

Gary W. Goldstein, MDMost of the children we treat at Kennedy Krieger deal with challenges created by disorders that no one could possibly have predicted or prevented. And while we can provide them with medications, therapies and other programs designed to help them live the most fulfilling lives possible, we are rarely able to completely remedy our patient's difficulties.

Letter From Our President

Gary W. Goldstein, MDFor many children with developmental disabilities, the struggle to communicate their wants, fears and joys can be an enormous challenge. Many are not verbal at all; others have a limited arsenal of words at their disposal. Inability to share their thoughts and feelings with others can lead to intense frustration, even angry and aggressive behavior. For these children, art and music can be powerful vehicles of self-expression.

President's Message

Gary W. Goldstein, MDIt's difficult for any child to thrive without a stable home, but for a child with a disability, it's practically impossible. Raising children with special needs means frequent visits to medical and psychological specialists, regular appointments with therapists, constant interaction with the school system and managing complicated prescription needs and medical equipment.

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